22 Jul 2005
Keil MCB2140 Board for USB Applications
Plano, TX: Keil Software extends its development tools portfolio for ARM with the MCB2140 Evaluation Board. The MCB2140 uses the new Philips LPC2148 ARM power microcontroller which is a superset of several other Philips LPC214x device variants.
The LPC214x devices introduce a USB 2.0 Full Speed port with 32 double-buffered endpoints and direct memory access (DMA) support for high-speed USB data transfer. In addition, the USB peripheral provides Good Link™ LED output and Soft Connect™ functionality. Improved on LPC214x is I/O speed with up to 15MHz frequency.
Getting started with USB ARM devices can be difficult and time-consuming since both test hardware and software examples are required. For this reason, the Keil Software MCB2140 Board comes with an evaluation version of the Keil Development Suite for ARM that includes extensive example projects which introduce you into the usage of the LPC2100 devices.
The example projects include two ready-to-use USB example projects:
Both USB examples run on the MCB2140 and require no additional USB driver software on your PC. The USB device support for these examples is already built into the Windows operating system.
For programming and debugging, the Keil tools support Flash programming and software debugging via the JTAG interface and the Keil ULink USB-JTAG Adapter (available separately).
About Philips Semiconductors
Philips Semiconductors, headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, employs over 33,000 employees in more than 50 countries. With sales of around EURO 4.9 billion in 2003, Philips Semiconductors is one of the world's top semiconductor suppliers. We want to be the leading provider of semiconductor-based solutions for connected consumer and communications applications. See www.philips.com for more information.
About Keil Software
Keil Software makes C compilers, macro assemblers, real-time kernels, debuggers, simulators, integrated environments, and evaluation boards for the 8051, 251, C16x/ST10, and ARM microcontroller families. Products available from Keil Software include embedded development tools, evaluation software, product updates, application notes, example code, and technical support. More information is available from www.keil.com.